While we will continue to update our pages with relevant Downtown Raleigh information, we also want to provide information from our area partners.
LAST UPDATE: June 5, 2020
For official guidelines and updates from government entities:
City of Raleigh COVID-19 Information and Resources - Includes links to city announcements about services, as well as tips for small business counseling help
Wake County Government COVID-19 Information
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Response Page
Raleigh Chamber COVID Resources - includes financial assistance resources, tax guidance, SBA loan information, unemployment resources, and links to legal assistance
For financial assistance for small businesses and individuals:
Raleigh Small Business COVID-19 Relief Funds - The City of Raleigh government has partnered with Carolina Small Business Development Fund to provide grant funds for qualifying and small businesses that have been adversely impacted by the pandemic.
Wake Forward Loan Program - loan program for businesses with 1-100 employees located in Wake County
Small Business Administration Loans - provides direct guidance from SBA on their current loan program for relief
Golden LEAF Foundation Loan Program - The Golden LEAF Foundation has opened up a loan program offering loans up to $50,000. Loans are capped at two months of revenue, six months of no interest or payment followed by 48 months of payments with a 5.5% interest rate.
Tax Credit Assistance for Paid Leave - U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor announced two new refundable payroll tax credits to provide credit for COVID-related paid sick leave and child care.
Duke Energy Waiving Late Payment Fees - Duke Energy is waiving all late payment fees, fees for returned checks, and fees for all residential customer credit and debit card payments effective 3/21. They have also suspended disconnection for all home and business accounts.
For small business reopening:
Count on Me NC - Become a Count on Me NC business by taking a COVID-19 training developed by public health officials and food safety experts
Outdoor Dining expansion application - The City of Raleigh has expanded their outdoor seating and have a new application and FAQs posted
For local and international news:
The News & Observer's Coronavirus Coverage (no paywall)
WUNC Coronavirus Live Updates
Raleigh Convergence Coronavirus in Wake County
For virtual experiences from Downtown Raleigh businesses & organizations:
How to get fit at home with DTR gyms and fitness studios
Virtual experiences at DTR cultural institutions
For supporting businesses in and outside of Downtown Raleigh:
Live It Up Hillsborough Street's List of Businesses
VisitRaleigh's 150+ Ways to Support Local Businesses
WRAL's List of Triangle restaurants offering catering, delivery and take-out
ABC 11's List of Triangle restaurants offering takeout, delivery
Think Local Raleigh